What is LOCAL MACH NUMBER?

The ratio of the velocity of the airflow over a part of a body in flight to the local speed of sound. Usually it is concerned with a part of greater curvature, where the airflow accelerates momentarily, thereby increasing the Mach number above that of the body as a whole, eg over the wing or canopy,


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